Born in Brooklyn, NY, Taylor began his musical journey at the age of 13. In high school he won awards with his school’s jazz band as well as performed in the All-County concert band. Taylor then studied with Dr. Christopher Creviston and Bret Zvacek at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY. During this time Taylor also studied briefly with such artists as Eric Alexander, Mitch Frohman and Lenny Pickett.
After completing his degree in Music Performance in 2012, Taylor moved to Colorado to attend the University of Northern Colorado as a graduate student and teaching assistant. Here Taylor studied under the supervision of Andy Dahlke, Steve Kovalcheck and Jim White.
Now Taylor lives in Denver, Colorado working as a freelance jazz musician and horn member in Funkiphino.